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Thanks, Marc. That's what I thought. They were told by the hosting
company that they wouldn't always have a serial number... but I use logical
serial number, so it should be ok.

On Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 10:42 AM Marc Rauzier <marc.rauzier@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Le 21/10/2022 à 16:19, Brad Stone a écrit :
I have a customer inquiring how licensing will work on a cloud system
that
they claim may move from VM to VM and they don't have serial numbers.

All Power Systems logical partitions have a serial number. This is the
serial number of the physical server if virtual serial number is not in
use, or this is a unique logical (virtual) serial number assigned to the
partition, at creation time, within a range assigned by IBM to the
physical server, if the MSP enables this capability. APIs, commands and
tools retrieve serial number of the partition, not the one of the server.

Maybe your customer means that they are not aware *in advance* of the
target serial number of the partition when the MSP initiates a Live
Partition Migration without notice them?

Notice that in case of using a virtual serial number, this one *does not
change* during an LPM operation (this is the main goal). If not using
VSN, the partition will get the serial number of the target server when
the LPM completes.


Is this the case? For example, can some systems not have logical serial
numbers, and/or serial numbers and/or model numbers?

I have many customers on the cloud and this is the first I've heard of
this.

Bradley V. Stone
www.bvstools.com
Native IBM i e-Mail solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Gmail, or any
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